News list

Fishers workshops in Malta as part of the LIFE PanPuffinus! project

8 April, 2022
In this blog, we summed up workshops we organised for local fishers and stakeholders to discuss seabird conservation and solutions to the threats Yelkouan Shearwaters face at sea.

How to eat fish sustainably and support conservation objectives

15 November, 2021
In this blog published on the occasion of World Fisheries Day, we explained how we are working with local fishers to research possible impacts on seabirds and to help develop safe practices, while respecting traditions.

Project features on Italian national TV

21 October, 2021
The importance of the Maltese Islands for seabirds such as the Yelkouan Shearwater came under the spotlight during the popular Rai Uno TV show Linea Blu – il mare on line in Italy.

Help us save stranded seabirds!

11 October, 2021
Light pollution is a major and growing threat for breeding Yelkouan Shearwater (Garnija), Scopoli’s Shearwater (Ċiefa) and Mediterranean Storm-petrel (Kanġu ta’ Filfla) in the Maltese Islands.

Working with Portuguese fishermen to reduce bycatch

26 September, 2021
Balearic Shearwaters love European anchovies and gather with gulls in large flocks around purse-seine fishing nets, in hopes of a meal.

The impact of the maritime industry on the environment

23 September, 2021
For World Maritime Day 2021 we penned this blog which also touched upon fishing and bycatch and the work we’re doing through LIFE PanPuffinus! to further understand this issue and how best to overcome it.

End of the monitoring season in Greece

28 August, 2021
After several visits which started in May, the monitoring season in the Cyclades island complex of Gyaros (which hosts the most important colony of Yelkouan Shearwater in Greece) came to an end in August.

Call for help to rescue stranded Yelkouans!

24 July, 2021
At the end of July we once again reiterated our call on the public to keep an eye out for stranded Yelkouan Shearwaters, which once grounded on land will not be able to make their own way back out at sea.

First disorientated Yelkouan Shearwaters of the stranding season recovered

8 July, 2021
The first six stranded Yelkouan Shearwaters of the season were recovered by BirdLife Malta during the first days of July, which marked the peak period when the fledglings leave their colonies on their first flight, sometimes getting disorientated due to light pollution ending up stranded on land.

Amazing news from Greece!

24 June, 2021
Fieldwork from the study of the largest Yelkouan Shearwater colony in Greece has revealed that breeding Yelkouan adults travel from the Aegean more than 2,800 km to forage as far as the Black Sea!

Our LIFE PanPuffinus! project has been launched!

18 June, 2021
The €3.45 million LIFE PanPuffinus! project was launched this morning at BirdLife Malta’s Salina Nature Reserve.

We’ve announced the date of the official launch of LIFE PanPuffinus!

1 June, 2021
The event will be held at BirdLife Malta‘s Salina Nature Reserve on Friday 18 June and due to space limitations and COVID-19 restrictions will be open only to a selected audience by invitation.

BirdLife Malta to continue studying seabirds on land and at sea

17 December, 2020
After decades of uninterrupted scientific studies about Malta’s seabirds, BirdLife Malta is proud to announce that it will continue studying seabirds on land and at sea following the start of a new project it has embarked on.